Jari Love is a certified personal trainer and the creator of Get RIPPED!, the multiphase, no-nonsense fully body workout system designed to help people of any fitness level shed unwanted pounds in just weeks. The hot-selling and critically acclaimed Get RIPPED! series enables individuals to burn up to three times more calories than the traditional weight-training program, and has received rave reviews from fitness critics throughout North America since the first title debuted in late 2005.
After many years as a recording artist, model and actress, Jari Love obtained her Personal Fitness Trainer (PFT) certification and began working with clients as a personal trainer. A competitive runner since her teens, health and fitness has always been central to Jari’s life. However, with increasing responsibilities over time she had fewer hours to devote to training so she used her knowledge of physiology to create Get RIPPED!, a results-oriented workout for the busy parent and business person whose goal is to maintain peak fitness. Jari named this 5-phase program Get RIPPED! after the weight-lifting term meaning increased muscle and decreased body fat. After many of her personal clients were able to meet lifelong fitness goals as a result of doing the program, Jari decided to develop group fitness classes based on the same concepts.
Since the release of the first DVD – Get RIPPED! in 2005,Jari has developed a fanatical fan following from consumers and news media alike. Jari’s Get RIPPED! craze was further fueled by the June 2006 release of Get RIPPED! Slim & Lean and Get RIPPED! To the Core, the November 2006 release of Get RIPPED! 1000 and the November 2007 release ofGet RIPPED! & Chiseled. The popularity of these DVDs have generated unprecedented demand in Canadian health clubs for her personal classes and consistent Top 10 sales rankings month upon month on leading international fitness video Web sites. In the fitness category, her DVDs have ranked as high as No. 1 on CollageVideo.com and No. 2 on Amazon.com.
Jari’s Get RIPPED! series has been a top pick on a number of occasions in fitness-related magazines, including Get RIPPED! & Chiseled, which was highlighted in Fitness magazine’s “Top 10 New Workout DVDs” and named best for “Advanced Exercisers” in the February 2008 issue. It was also highlighted in USA Today on January 28, 2008 as one of the top 10 workout videos. Her previous Get RIPPED! 1000 was a top pick in Fitness magazine and was named best for “Burning Mucho Calories” in the June 2007 issue. It was also rated “Most Effective for Fat Loss” by Oxygen magazine in 2008. In addition, Shape magazine rated Get RIPPED! Slim & Lean as a top fitness DVD in the December 2006 issue while Fitness magazine rated Get RIPPED! Slim & Lean as one of the best fitness DVDs of 2006 and singled it out as best for “Total Body Sculpting” in the January 2007 issue. Further, Fitness magazine rated her first DVD Get RIPPED! as one of the best fitness DVDs of 2005 and deemed it best for “Total Body Tone Up" in the January 2006 issue. Jari was also featured in the New York Times on November 15, 2007 as one of the leading DVD makers, and in the Los Angeles Times on June 16, 2008 as a fitness guru whose “high-intensity Get RIPPED! series tackles the fat by working muscle groups two-by-two.”
Spring 2009 brought along four new and innovative workouts to add to the mix. This new series launched with Get Extremely RIPPED! which received rave reviews. In promotion of the new series, Jari was featured twice on “The Gayle King Show” on the “Oprah & Friends” radio channel plus a multitude of television shows during her tours of the United States in May 2009 and January 2010. Her new series continues to reap the praise of critics and fans everywhere and has been consistently placing in the top three spots of Amazon.com’s list of Hot New DVD Releases. Jari’s Get Extremely RIPPED! 1000 was rated “Best Calorie-Burning Session” in the February 2010 issue of Fitness magazine and Get Extremely RIPPED! Body Rock was listed in More magazine’s List of Top Workout DVDs. Get Extremely RIPPED! Lean Machine is the final DVD in the Get Extremely RIPPED! Series and is also expected to be a fan favorite.
Jari's background as a certified personal fitness trainer, fitness club owner, author and creator of the successful Get RIPPED! series has garnered her a spot on the Fitness Magazine Advisory Board where she serves as a regular fitness expert for the magazine. Locally in Calgary, Jari has secured a regular spot as a contributor to ‘Neighbors’, a section of the Calgary Herald. In television, Jari has been in demand for live fitness demonstrations throughout North America. In the U.S., she has made recent local ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox and The CW affiliate appearances in New York, Boston, Chicago, Washington D.C., Detroit, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Phoenix, San Diego and San Francisco. In Canada, she has made live guest appearances on a variety of television oulets, including CTV, Chum, CBC, and Global channels in Vancouver, Toronto, Winnipeg, Hamilton, Ottowa and Edmonton. In her hometown of Calgary, she serves as a regular fitness expert for Chum television and Shaw Television, and also has appeared in promotions for related fitness products (Webber Naturals protein powder), among many other activities. Lastly, Jari was nominated and selected for Global TV’s “Calgary Woman of Vision” in 2009. This honorable award is presented to outstanding female entrepreneurs who contribute to the community and are driven in their careers
Jari enjoys spending time with her family – husband Ray and two children while staying connected with her love of fitness. Maintaining her health has also allowed her to play an active role in her community. Jari gives the gift of her time to local programs that aid marginalized persons as often as she can.
Helping others be the best that they can be is Jari’s ultimate goal. The value statement that summarizes Jari Love’s approach to life is: Take good care of yourself to ensure that you can give your best in everything that you do.